- Peeps on social media demanding that South Africa shuts down
- This is in reaction to the jump in cases
- A lot of South Africans feel that the government is not doing enough
Social media is ablaze with demands that the government take more action to protect the population from the spread of Covid-19. They have also taken issue with the perceived lack of action by the president in the face of a possible national emergency.
Some have called for the suspension of international travel and others have called for schools to close. What they all have in common is a demand that something is done.
Briefly.co.za learned that a lot of the posts on Twitter have been directed towards President Cyril Ramaphosa, asking him to take action, using other world leaders as an example, such as Egypt.
Here are some reactions to the #lockdownsouthafrica:
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on the jump in confirmed cases of Covid-19 in South Africa. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has revealed South Africa now has 51 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
In a statement released by the Department of Health, Mkhize confirmed that 13 new infections have been noted in the space of just a few hours.
IOL reports the Minister and Deputy Minister of Health held an urgent National Health Council meeting with the intent of discussing the latest situation on a provincial level in the wake of the increase in cases:
"In our engagement, it became clear that the role played by contact tracers is very important and their capacity needs to be strengthened. The NHC agreed that in order to minimize the risk of further spread of the virus, contact tracing must be done within 48 hours."
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